A Service Dog Got His Caricature Drawn At Disneyland, And It Is Too Cute
And wait until you see what the dog's doing in the drawing.
Warning: This just might be the cutest thing you see today (or ever).
Meet Yahoo, an aspiring service dog, taking a break from his service training to pose for a caricature drawing at Disneyland. Twitter user @cutiechaser_ posted this photo to her account after it was sent to her by her parents, who’d spotted the pooch portrait in progress in Disneyland. Since the picture was posted on Oct. 14, the pup has quickly become an internet sensation, with over 50,000 retweets and over 130,000 likes on Twitter.
And we just can’t handle the cuteness. Look at him patiently waiting to get his picture done, not to mention the fact that he is surfing in the drawing!
MY PARENTS ARE AT DISNEYLAND AND JUST SENT ME THIS pic.twitter.com/s0XdI4GQFf
— cutie chaser (@cutiechaser_) October 14, 2016
The trip wasn’t all fun and games for Yahoo though, there was some training involved as well. Yahoo is part of a non-profit called Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). The CCI trains and pairs assistant dogs with people who have disabilities for no cost. According to The Huffington Post, “The visit was designed to teach the dog patience and attentiveness in an environment with many distractions.” What better place to try this out other than Disneyland?
Disney welcomes all guests with disabilities and allows service dogs at most of the theme park’s, resorts and hotels on site. Service animals are not allowed on every attraction for their own safety, as the nature of some attractions are not suitable for service animals.
Maybe Yahoo got his caricature done while his owners were at one of the attractions that don’t allow dogs… Or maybe it was part of his patience training. Either way, we are glad it happened!
Check out the finished product. And Yahoo even got to meet Pluto! (jealous)
— AnnaTheRed (@TheAnnaTheRed) October 18, 2016
According to Buzzfeed, by February 2017, Yahoo will be professionally trained to open a door, turn on a light switch and pull a wheelchair—all in service of others! Keep up the good work, Yahoo!